Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

Thirty-seven per cent of people on earth use one of Facebook’s “family” of apps each month, according to data in the company’s latest financial results, which today revealed soaring revenue and hundreds of millions of new users. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies In

Use of Australia’s controversial encryption busting laws ramped up significantly last year, according to analysis of government reports. The access powers were used seven times between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, according to a new annual report. But an answer by the Department of Home Affairs to a

Facebook has suffered a blow against its data collection practices in Europe, with a German court ruling some of the social media giant’s user terms violate consumer data protection law. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Facebook says it has addressed the practices in

The current ecosystem of programmatic advertising is unsustainable, according to the APAC MD of multinational adtech Index Exchange, who has welcomed Google’s decision earlier this month to phase out third party cookies. Adele Wieser, Index Exchange’s regional managing director APAC says privacy was the catalyst for Google’s decision to effectively

Google has decided to phase out third party cookies, the small pieces of code which help to track users as they move across the internet, over the next two years. In the latest Which-50 Minicast, adtech veteran and director at Rex White Consulting Tim Whitfield breaks down the decision and

The UK privacy watchdog has unveiled a strict new code of practice for online services providers like Facebook and Google, requiring them to offer a “built-in baseline of data protection” for children. The new rules will apply to online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK, requiring

Last week Google confirmed it will phase out support for third party cookies, saying the tracking tool was no longer compatible with a private internet. The decision effectively means the eventual end of third party cookies and has repercussions for most of the online advertising industry. Google’s Chrome browser dominates

Netflix missed its forecast for new US subscribers for the third straight quarter, conceding its price hikes and new competition have started to bite domestically. But overall the streaming giant added 8.8 million net subscribers in Q4 and raked in US$5.47 billion in revenue, according to financial results released this

New policy settings and infrastructure upgrades are required for Australia’s agriculture technology sector to mature, according to the National Farmers Federation, which has asked the federal government to adopt a “leadership role” in digital agriculture. Currently, adoption of new agriculture technologies is challenged, the group says, by poor national networks,

Data from Australia’s consumer watchdog shows Australian mobile phone users are spending less time on phone calls and more time in messaging applications. Cheaper unlimited broadband plans have also helped boost the total amount of data downloaded by 47 per cent over the year. It is the first time traditional